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Monto senior dux wants to be a Dr

DOCTOR DUX: Monto State High School dux Shane Delisser (second from right) pictured with (from left) Principal Patrick Bruck, Junior Dux Kate Wedemeyer and former student Tony Aisthorpe. Shane plans to study medicine.
DOCTOR DUX: Monto State High School dux Shane Delisser (second from right) pictured with (from left) Principal Patrick Bruck, Junior Dux Kate Wedemeyer and former student Tony Aisthorpe. Shane plans to study medicine.

GARY Delisser may need to build a big pool room to house all the awards his son Shane, the senior dux at Monto High, claimed at the school’s recent presentation night.

The Delisser family is moving to Gympie, after dad Gary announced he had sold the IGA supermarket, but the new home will need a big trophy cabinet for all of Shane’s awards.

Shane, the school captain, said he was surprised to take the school’s senior dux award.

“There were others in contention – there are a few bright sparks,” the 17-year-old said.

Along with being the year 12 dux, Shane took home an overall academic award, the Caltex all-rounder award, the ADF Long Tan leadership award, the senior social science award of excellence, and the overall cultural award.

The teen, who studied ancient history, legal studies, English, biology and music, described his last year of school, where he worked for his dad, along with studying for school and music exams, as a challenge but “heaps of fun.”

The talented piano player told Central Telegraph he will continue music as a hobby but wants to be a doctor.

“I want a career where I can help people, as cliché as it sounds.

“I want to help the community.

“In the shop you see people came into the shop with issues and you empathise with them”

Shane plans to do a medicine degree but his focus is on the release of OP scores in December, where he is aiming for a score under 10.

He said he won’t be attending schoolies, but would be working – a trait learned from his hard-working dad who worked many long hours at the supermarket.


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